Garson Kanin News

Date of Birth: November 24, 1912
Date of Death: March 13, 1999 (86)
Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA
Gender: Male
GROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow TheatreGROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Voyages of discovery - of places and people, of others and of self - will captivate, entertain and transform audiences in Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21, which downtown Orlando's resident professional theatre company will open Sept. 22, 2017 in Mad Cow's home at 54 W. Church St., Orlando. (more...)

AN ENTOMOLOGIST'S LOVE STORY Premiere, BARBECUE, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonAN ENTOMOLOGIST'S LOVE STORY Premiere, BARBECUE, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) marks the company's 15th Anniversary Season with today's announcement of five of the six plays that will comprise its 2017-18 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWNChance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the second show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Middletown. Written by Will Eno and directed by Trevor Biship, Middletown will preview from April 21 through April 28; regular performances will begin April 29 and continue through May 21 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the intimate Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid TheatreChicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonBILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017 - 2018 mainstage season. (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny LeonJohn Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

BWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Repertory TheatreBWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 16, 2017

In its 58th season, the enchanting Asolo Repertory Theatre hit the ball out of the park with its staging of Born Yesterday. Many will remember the 1950 film version staring Broderick Crawford as Harry Brock, the controlling, corrupt business tycoon, playing sugar daddy to love interest Billie Dawn, portrayed by Judy Holliday. Miss Holliday was honored with an Academy Award for Best Actress, reprising her role from the 1946 Broadway production by Garson Kanin. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

Asolo Rep to Present THE WASHINGTON TRILOGYAsolo Rep to Present THE WASHINGTON TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This season at Asolo Rep, in celebration of the fifth and final year of its American Character Project, the theatre's three winter repertory shows are all set in the political hotbed of the nation's capital: Washington, D.C. The winter rep season began on January 13 with THE GREAT SOCIETY, Robert Schenkkan's thrilling depiction of LBJ's divisive presidency. On Inauguration Day, January 20, the theatre opened THE ORIGINALIST, John Strand's remarkably timely play about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the search for the political middle. BORN YESTERDAY, Garson Kanin's beloved classic comedy about a not-so-dumb blonde's journey into Washington high society, opens February 10 - officially kicking off The Washington Trilogy: Three Hot Shows - One Blazing City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's 'Partner in Design,' Ethan Allen, runs at Ocean State Theatre now through February 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre Company is Scary/FunnyBWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre Company is Scary/Funny
by Larry O'Brien - Jan 28, 2017

On opening night, Garson Kanin's BORN YESTERDAY had 'em rolling in the aisles at the Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) in Warwick. Actually, the first act had 'em rolling in the aisles; the second act had 'em marching in the streets. (more...)

Lara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State TheatreLara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, will run at Ocean State Theatre from January 25 - February 12. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next MonthChristina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

Valentine's-Weekend NJSO Pops Concerts Feature Song-and-Dance Standards from Hollywood's Golden AgeValentine's-Weekend NJSO Pops Concerts Feature Song-and-Dance Standards from Hollywood's Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents song-and-dance standards from the golden age of Hollywood musicals in a Valentine's-weekend pops program, February 10-12 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Broadway veterans Joan Hess and Kirby Ward join the Orchestra and guest conductor Gemma New, performing classics inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell. (more...)

Garson Kanin's Screwball Romance Play Comes to MelbourneGarson Kanin's Screwball Romance Play Comes to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company's 2017 Season opens in 1940s style with Garson Kanin's Broadway classic Born Yesterday a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics and the power of knowledge.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

Asolo Rep Proudly Partners with Barancik Foundation to Support 2016-17 Season and Education InitiativesAsolo Rep Proudly Partners with Barancik Foundation to Support 2016-17 Season and Education Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre will proudly partner with the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation to support several key components of the theatre's 2016-17 season and its relationship with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The Barancik Foundation's $100,000 grant will support Asolo Rep's highly anticipated mainstage season, its Youth Access to the Arts student matinee series, the 2016 Shakespeare Tour of The Tragedy of Hamlet, which will reach 14,000 students and patrons throughout the state of Florida, and more.  (more...)

The Edge Theater Presents MARIE ANTOINETTEThe Edge Theater Presents MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The Edge Theater presents 'Marie Antoinette' October 14 through November 13 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood.  Performances are Fridays, Todays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. No Show on Sunday, October 30 to make way for the Industry Night & Halloween Party on Monday, October 31@ 8 p.m. (more...)

Asolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community FoundationAsolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces that it is the recipient of a $70,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Edge Theater Presents MARIE ANTOINETTEPhoto Flash: The Edge Theater Presents MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Edge Theater presents 'Marie Antoinette' October 14 through November 13 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood.  Performances are Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. No Show on Sunday, October 30 to make way for the Industry Night & Halloween Party on Monday, October 31@ 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available online atwww.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.   (more...)

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